We all pay attention to our favorite queens on Social Media, watch for them on TV and sometimes we’re even lucky enough to meet them at their shows. We had the opportunity and blew it.
We met Bianca Del Rio and couldn’t manage to get anything we’d planned on saying to her out of our mouths. Heck, I was lucky I got my name right, she asked me a couple times. We were nervous, this whole time we told each other, we could totally be friends with her. We get a chance to be memorable and we just ended up gagging on her eleganza.
And why shouldn’t we? She’s the newest member of the Royal Family of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She’s making money by making fun of people. No, literally, if you donate to Hurricane Bianca there’s a chance she’ll “Hate You” which is a good thing. People beg her to “Read” them and she does it well.
This got us thinking, what do you say to someone you feel like you know, who is kind of a celebrity, but apparently not enough for Twitter to verify them? (don’t get us started on that one, why are there so many RuPauls?) We made her gifts and those brought out that signature laugh, so it wasn’t a total loss. But we write about these queens and see their shows, but talking to them can be so hard.
We really do admire all the forms of drag and all the queens who we’ve met, seen on TV or even just follow us on Twitter. Just don’t ask us to be witty in person. Apparently that’s reserved for the keys on our laptop. We introduce ourselves to every queen we meet just because we are huge fans.
We did get to hang out in Las Vegas with some really great queens like India Ferrah and April Carrion who were the sweetest queens. But we were probably a lot more comfortable with the numerous alcoholic refreshments we’d imbibed (PSA: Drink Responsibly).
Did we mention you should donate to Hurricane Bianca so you can get an “Insult Video” dedicated to you! We there’s the shameless plug. We’ll be riding that for a while, so be sure to tell your friends hunties!
All has been said and done, a new queen has been crowned and all the reunions have been done. What do we do on Monday nights now? We definitely haven’t had a chance to fully grasp the lack of Drag Race yet since we saw Bianca and some local San Francisco Bay Area queens last night.
We also went to the finale in Las Vegas and saw a lot of the Season Six cast members along with some of our favorites from previous seasons.
But when this burst of excitement about the season is over, what will we watch? LogoTV is going to be airing Season Six over again during Mondays so you can relive your favorite moments again.
If you’re like us, you’ll vow to never love another drag race season again after this one and fall in love all over again when the next season begins next spring.
Let us know what you’ll be watching Mondays for the rest of the year.
During our visit to the show at the #Trannyshack, @biancadelrio tried to calm the situation down about She-Mail stating, “She-mail was a play on words from E-Mail.” Further discrediting the rumors that “She-mail” is a derogatory term toward Transgendered people.
The audience seemed happy about her statement, it wasn’t happiness to discredit the negative connotation, it was to lighten the load of the viewers and supporters of both Carmen Carrera and RuPaul.
If you’re like us, we really feel the arguments toward each other within the LGBT community just takes our focus of the fight against the anti-LGBT groups. The only way we can persevere is by coming together and getting past our differences. All members of the LGBT community have experienced enough bullying without having to bully each other.
We hope Bianca’s message of “no offense intended” from the Drag Queen of Mean can be the one that calms this whole thing down. Oh and don’t call Bianca, Lady Bunny and Sherry Vine Granny.
Thank you Miss Rio, we’ll blame it all on you, you’re used to it right?
April Carrion said she didn’t win Season Six because she’s meant to win All Stars 2. What does it take to get on All Stars. Last season’s All Stars included runners up, Nina Flowers (Season 1), Raven (Season 2), Manila Luzon (Season 3) and Chad Michaels (Season 4) along with top three finishers; JuJuBee (Season 2) and Alexis Mateo (Season 3). There were several top four finishers; Shannel (Season1), Yara Sofia (Season 3), and Latrice “MuthaF*ckin” Royale (Season 4) and even a top five finisher, Pandora Boxx (Season 2). But it’s the not-so-top finishers that added a little “spice” to the action. Tammie Brown finished eighth on season 1 and Mimi Imfurst finished eleventh on season 3.
How can we follow the same formula if we’ve only had 3 seasons since the last All-Stars season? Does this mean we need to wait for Season 7 before the next All-Stars? We won’t know the answer for sure until we get the release from LogoTV. But our guess, we’ll see Alaska and/or Roxxxy along with Dexox from season 5 and Adore and/or Courtney with Darriene. If we stick with the Miss Congeniality trend, we’re likely to see both Ivy Winters (mostly because RuPaul loves saying that name and it seemed as though she wants that to go on a season longer) and of course BenDeLaCreme. But which underdogs will be cast? Will we see anyone from the previous seasons? Will it be limited to just the seasons who weren’t even filmed when the last All Stars came out?
It looks like a lot of former cast members are campaigning for a spot on the show. Victoria “Pork Chop” Parker has made a huge presence in social media gaining the support of fans everywhere. Mariah Balenciaga has also been making it known, she’s ready for another go at it. We’ve even had a few private discussions with some other former cast members about how they’ve been, “in talks” with the show.
No matter who will be on the show, we’re sure to watch and talk like we do about all we think is happening. When we know more, you’ll know more. But we want to hear from you, let us know who you think will be the next cast of All Stars. And who do you think will win?
My wife and I are the co-founders of DragQueensGalore.com. We thought about creating this business because we didn’t see anything covering every aspect of Drag Queens. We saw everyone covering the current stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the newest UK sensation, Drag Queens of London.
What we didn’t see were the Drag Stars from the past, before there was a RuPaul’s Drag Race or even a RuPaul, Drag Queen of all ages. We didn’t see much about Lady Bunny nationally. We didn’t see too much about stars dressing up as ladies, which doesn’t make them much of a Drag Queen. But the forward thinking of some of the film makers from the mid 1900’s made leaps and bounds by adding men dressed as women.
The other thing we didn’t see was anyone mentoring people who weren’t on TV. Not to mention, there were a whole bunch of performers who didn’t care to audition for the show due to their success in their own careers already.
So we tried to get a site up and going to expose the other, less known Drag Queens in history and the Queens we should know or may soon know. We’re really interested in feedback from visitors to our site. We’re looking for originality and a lot of fun.
This is the weekend Miss Continental Plus Illinois, Natasha Douglas, has been waiting for. If you get a chance to wish her luck, hit her up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. GOOD LUCK NATASHA!!
If you didn’t get to know her when we originally ran this story, check it out!
The Miss Continental Plus pageant is held annually in Chicago, Illinois during Easter weekend and is one of the most coveted titles in the art of female impersonation for “larger sized” entertainers. By larger sized we don’t mean “heavy weight” because Natasha Douglas is 6 foot 4 inches tall and qualifies as a “Plus queen.” Natasha took some time out of her extremely busy schedule to speak with us and we’re so glad she did.
Having just returned to drag after more than a decade long break from it about three years ago, Natasha Douglas has since auditioned for RuPaul’s Drag Race every year. Sadly she has not made it on the show yet, but she has her eyes on another prize. Natasha would like to be Miss Continental Plus
Being formerly known as a drug addict alcoholic she wanted to revamp herself and “create a new persona.” Natasha considers herself a female illusionist as opposed to someone who’s campy or anything else. But she did say the Chicago scene is very “fishy” and she understands that she may be “passable” on stage, but has come to terms with the fact that she’s a huge man with big hands and a deep voice.
How this queen has time to prepare for the pageant, we don’t know. She has her own show that she inherited from her friend Windy City called “The Dragtastic Revue” at The Pub in northern Indiana. She works in a salon and owns her own business called “Queen of The Style” where she takes wigs and styles them. On top of all that she does shows in Chicago as well. But staying busy bodes well for this recovering queen.
Now that she’s sober and more focused, Natasha admits to being a “precisionist” because she doesn’t believe in perfection. She has always been very attracted to detail and precision with “a little bit of a loose tongue.” But she said “with pageants I like that it forces you to grow because you’re being judged on every detail and that carries through your career whether you are competing or you are performing on stage on your regular gig. I have been recognized more and more for that kind of discipline. I don’t believe in going out there looking sloppy.”
She’s excited to compete in the pageant and the preliminary is Monday, November 17th at The Baton Show Lounge in Chicago. Be sure to show Miss Natasha your support and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and check out her YouTube channel to embark on the journey to the crown with her. We thank Natasha for speaking with us and look forward to the great things sure to come for this wonderful queen!